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Waxing & Waning: A Literary Journal Issue 02 Release Party!

November 27. 2017 @ The Family Wash/Garage Coffee, East Nashville.

The Story (Nonfiction): Swim Lessons ~ featured in the issue.

The Story (Fiction): Survival

A celebration of the new issue of Waxing & Waning from April Gloaming Publishing.

August 28, 2017 @ Parnassus Books, Nashville.

The Theme: Words

The Story: More Than Words

TenX9 Nashville teams up with The Porch Writers’ Collective for this special edition of the long running live lit show.

June 2-3, 2017 @ The Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Story: Teeter Todd

February 12, 2017 @ Heartland Cafe, Rogers Park, Chicago.

The Sentence: “I don’t remember much about it.”

The Story: Written in Sharpie

September 30, 2016 @ Brisku’s Bistro and Bar, Irving Park, Chicago.

The Story: Playing Bingo with Wally

September 21, 2016 @ Laugh Out Loud Theater, North Center, Chicago.

The Story: Drama 101

May 11, 2016 @ The Logan Theatre. Logan Square, Chicago. 

The Theme: So Bad It’s Awesome

The Story: A Love Poem for Sleepaway Camp

April 18, 2016 @ The Book Cellar, Lincoln Square, Chicago.

The Story: Treat Me Well

April 11, 2016 @ O’Shaughnessy’s, Ravenswood, Chicago.

The Theme: Are You There God, It’s Me..?

The Story: Silencing the Creaks or The Final Word (2016 revision).

July 13, 2015 @ O’Shaughnessy’s, Ravenswood, Chicago. 

The Theme: Your Song

The Story: Tape 1, Side A, Song 1

April 16, 2015 @ Ravenswood Used Books, Ravenswood, Chicago.

The Story & The Poem: In My Tribe; A Homecoming

February 14, 2015 @ Mayne Stage, Rogers Park, Chicago. 

The Theme: Valentine Shmalentine

The Story: Mike & Amy TLA OR Never Tear Us Apart

January 27, 2015 @ Uncommon Ground, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Theme: Starting Over

The Story: Drive Safely

You're Being Ridiculous @ Fillet of Solo

January 24, 2015 @ Lifeline Theatre, Rogers Park, Chicago.

The Theme: Desire

The Story: The Real World: Me

December 14, 2014 @ Towbar, Rogers Park, Chicago.

The Sentence: “I felt like I was part of a freak show.”

The Story: In My Tribe

November 7,  2014 @ Mary’s Attic, Andersonville, Chicago.

The Theme: Confession

The Story: It’s Try and Love Me if You Can

October 15, 2014 @ Schubas Tavern (upstairs), Lakeview, Chicago.

The Story: If I Hadn’t Burnt That Lampshade…

July 23, 2014 @ Uncommon Ground, Lakeview, Chicago. 

The Theme: Love Stories

The Story: Dance of the Ring

April 15, 2014 @ The Playground, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Theme: Encounters With Strangers

The Story: Drama 101

April 14, 2014 @ O’Shaughnessy’s Public House, Ravenswood, Chicago.

The Theme: You Just Don’t Understand

The Story: If I Hadn’t Burnt that Lampshade…

April 12, 2014 @ The Venue, South Loop, Chicago.

The Story: Teeter Todd

February 26, 2014 @ The Black Rock Pub, Chicago.

The Theme: Defining Moments

The Story: Angry Young Man

– October 2016 as part of the Chicago Podcast Festival @ Adventure Stage, Chicago.

The Story: Mike & Amy TLA

– September 21, 2013 @ Schubas Tavern, Chicago.

The Story: Angry Young Man (LISTEN)

– December 10, 2011 @ Schubas Tavern, Chicago.

The Story: Mike & Amy TLA

– March 2011 @ The Beat Kitchen, Chicago.

The Story: Mike & Amy TLA

October 14, 2012 @ Swim Cafe, West Town, Chicago

Inaugural show!

The Story: Blaming Richard Marx

June 20 & 21, 2011 @ Strawdog Theatre’s Hugen Hall Cabaret, Uptown, Chicago.

The Story: An Ernie Yes or No

March 8, 2011 @ The Hopleaf Bar, Andersonville, Chicago.

The Story: The Residents

January 19, 2011 @ The Black Rock Pub, Northcenter, Chicago.

Inaugural show!

The Story: More Than Words

– November 4, 2010 @ UnCommon Ground, Chicago.

As Featured Reader

The Story: Saint Kathy The Mouse

– September 2010 @ Uncommon Ground, Chicago.

As open mic performer.

The Story: Is Jimmy Stackpool Singing Too?

– June 2010 @ Uncommon Ground, Chicago.

As open mic performer.

The Story: The PB Club

NewTown Writers: Solo Homo 8

June 21-23, 2010 @ Strawdog Theatre’s Hugen Hall Cabaret, Uptown, Chicago.

The Story: Dance of the Ring

July 9, 2010: Encore Presentation at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

February 15, 2010 @ The Book Cellar, Lincoln Square, Chicago.

The Story: Playing Guns

NewTown Writers: Solo Homo 7

June 22-24, 2009 @ Strawdog Theatre’s Hugen Hall Cabaret, Uptown, Chicago.

The Story: Is Jimmy Stackpool Singing Too?

NewTown Writers: Solo Homo 5

March 5-7 2007 @ Live Bait Theatre, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Story: The Death of a Jock

NewTown Writers: Working Stiffs 5

June 2006 @ Bailiwick Art Center, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Story: The Two Turns of Table 12: A Waiter’s Tale

NewTown Writers: Solo Homo 4

March 13-14, 2006 @ Bailiwick Art Center, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Story: The PB Club

Blue Moon Studio Theater: Solo in Blue

February 2006 @ Kate the Great’s Book Emporium, Chicago.

The Theme: Blue

The Story: Teeter Todd

NewTown Writers: Working Stiffs 4

June 13 & 15, 2005 @ Bailiwick Art Center, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Story: Route 36

NewTown Writers: Solo Homo 3

February 21-22, 2005 @ Bailiwick Art Center, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Story: Silencing the Creaks

NewTown Writers: Working Stiffs 3

June 20-21, 2004 @  Bailiwick Art Center, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Story: The Residents

NewTown Writers: Solo Homo

April 27, 2003 @ Bailiwick Art Center, Lakeview, Chicago.

The Story: Even Me

NewTown Writers: Working Stiffs

June 2002 @ Bailiwick Art Center, Chicago, Lakeview.

The Story: The Two Turns of Table 12: A Waiter’s Tale